Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.


Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
The quest for a representative picture of local supermassive black hole accretion Ranjan Vasudevan (Maryland -> IoA) 22 October 2014
Measuring the Filtering Scale of the Intergalactic Medium with Close Quasar Pairs Alberto Rorai (MPIA -> IoA) 22 October 2014
High-resolution 3D dust radiative transfer model of the grand-design spiral galaxy M51 Ilse de Looze (Ghent/IoA) 15 October 2014
Broad-Line Radio Galaxies in the NuSTAR Era Anne Lohfink (Maryland -> IoA) 15 October 2014
Coevolution of black holes and their host galaxies (?) Debora Sijacki (IoA) 8 October 2014
The Mass of the Milky Way Galaxy Wyn Evans (IoA) 8 October 2014

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Finding the first galaxies with a magnifying GLASS Tommaso Treu (UCLA) 16 October 2014
Lyman Continuum Leakage in the Local Universe Claus Leitherer (STSCi) 9 October 2014
Exoplanets from WASP to PLATO Don Pollacco (University of Warwick) 12 June 2014
New Horizons to the Pluto System: Exploring the Frontier of our Solar System Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute) 9 June 2014
Gaia Gerry Gilmore & Floor van Leeuwen (IoA) 5 June 2014

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
No talk scheduled (no room) - 17 October 2014
The MESSIER satellite: unveiling galaxy formation David Valls-Gabaud (Paris) 10 October 2014
Talk cancelled Speaker not available 26 September 2014
The Local Group as a cosmological probe: dwarf galaxies, stellar streams, and stellar halos Nicolas Martin (Strasbourg) 5 September 2014
Empirical Models of Galaxy Formation - Constraints and Predictions Ben Moster 29 August 2014

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010
Measuring the Expansion of the Universe Wendy Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) 8 October 2009

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011
Searching for Life on Mars Peter Smith, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona 11 March 2010